Audio/Video Interleaved Format

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[edit] Also known as

AVI

[edit] File extension(s)

.avi

[edit] Format registry information

PRONOM

[edit] Significant characteristics

See Significant characteristics of video files

[edit] Preservation action plan

See video preservation plan

[edit] Preservation issues

AVI-specific issues:

  • AVI is a wrapper format that wraps video, audio, and other bitstreams Audio is often stored as Waveform Audio.
  • AVI is openly documented but is a proprietary format owned jointly by Microsoft and IBM.
  • Florida Digital Archive has "high confidence" in its ability to preserve AVI files consisting of uncompressed, motion JPEGs. See FDA Recommended Data File Formats.

[edit] Conversion test results

AVI to MKV using FFmpeg

[edit] More information


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